The path to weight loss surgery is a transformative decision that requires careful preparation and a supportive environment. At Obesity Control Center, we prioritize the well-being of our patients by ensuring a thorough and personalized approach to each individual's weight loss journey. In this blog, we will guide you through the essential steps to prepare for weight loss surgery, emphasizing the importance of a holistic and customized preparation process.
Preparing Your Body for Success
At OCC, we recognize that optimal health extends beyond the operating room. To ensure a smooth and successful recovery, we aim to get your body in the best shape possible before surgery. This involves a multifaceted approach, including:
- Reducing Liver Inflammation: Our medical team works to reduce liver inflammation, a common concern in obese individuals, to enhance the safety and effectiveness of the surgical procedure.
- Minimizing Carbohydrate Levels: A personalized nutrition plan is designed to minimize carbohydrate levels in your system. This not only supports weight loss but also lays the foundation for long-term weight management.
- Detoxifying: A high toxic load can lead to organ damage, particularly in the gut, lungs, and skin.
To optimize your overall health, we prioritize detoxification by eliminating toxic foods from your diet, and replacing them with highly nutritious options and vitamin-packed supplements.
- Replenishing: Replenishing your body with the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that allow it to function efficiently is the final step in your personalized nutrition plan. By following OCC’s core nutrition principles, you can help repair your digestive system, repopulate your gut’s beneficial bacteria, and maximize the absorption of nutrients before undergoing bariatric surgery.
Individualized Nutrition Plans
Proper nutrition is the cornerstone of a successful weight loss journey. Our expert nutritionist team, including chief nutritionist Lucía Chávez, CN, IFNCP, and bariatric coordinator Alma Lopez, MD, collaborates with our world-renowned bariatric surgeons to develop personalized pre-operative nutrition plans for every patient. Whether you require a year-long plan or a two-week pre-op plan, we recognize that no two patients are the same, and neither are their nutrition needs.
Within 48 hours of your consultation, our nutritionist team will send you a comprehensive nutrition plan. This personalized program includes:
- Goal Weight Determination: Collaboratively determined by your bariatric surgeon team.
- Detailed Diet Information: A diet breakdown, including recommended food choices.
- Supplement Purchase Guide: Guidance on essential supplements to support your nutrition plan.
- Sample Daily Menus: Practical examples to help you navigate your dietary requirements.
- Information on Meal Portion Sizes: Understanding appropriate portion sizes for a balanced diet.
- Helpful Infographics: Visual aids to simplify complex nutritional concepts.
- Links to Useful Resources: Access to additional information, blog posts, and recipes.
- Routine Check-Ins: Ensuring ongoing support and monitoring throughout your journey.
Starting Your Weight Loss Journey
Preparing for weight loss surgery at Obesity Control Center is a comprehensive and personalized process. By prioritizing your unique needs, health conditions, and overall well-being, we strive to provide a supportive environment that fosters successful weight loss outcomes. Your journey begins with a customized surgical plan and extends to personalized nutrition programs, ensuring that every step aligns with your goals and sets the stage for transformative results. Trust in the expertise and support of OCC as you take on the first steps of this life-changing surgery toward a healthier, more fulfilling life. Call today to schedule your consultation.